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Carrying stuff

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Mister Paul, 15 Aug 2007.

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  1. rucksack

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  2. pannier

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  3. courier bag

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  4. combination of other options

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  5. Sainsburys bag swinging from handlebars

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  6. novosport lockable tailfairing (whatever that is)

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  7. Carradice longflap camper saddle bag (I'm very old, you see)

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  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I know it's been done loads before, but not really on here. So...
     
  2. Hi MP,
    To start the ball rolling; I carry a pannier with a small scrunch bag folded in the pocket for shopping etc.
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Done the carrier bag trick, doesn't take long to take you off the bike by braking ya front wheel !!
     
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I use a back pack, normal days a small one but at times if I need to carry a laptop etc. then a big(ish) one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I use a courier bag at the moment. Don't like to use panniers unless I have to, as the weight affects the bike's handling. And a rucksack doesn't get as much in.
     
  6. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I use a rucksack, as a courier bag or panniers wouldn't work well with a child seat! Unless I got front-wheel panniers - which is an option, but I would be slightly concerned about handling..... (despite zero experience in the matter!)
     
  7. dazzawazza

    dazzawazza New Member

    Even though I own panniers and loads of rucksacks; many a time I've had several Sainsbury bags swinging all over the place during unplanned stops at the supermarket or when I've over-loaded the shopping. The ride home isn't much fun and can be dangerous.
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Panniers. Normally just the one middling sized one (Endura, or Altura, can't remember which), in which I carry rainlegs, tools, lights etc. On Mondays and Fridays I carry my laptop into and home from work, so I have my Altura laptop pannier as well. On Tuesdays, when I go riding, I have my other middling pannier with riding hat, chaps and crop. When I have to take the compost caddy to the allotment, I take the riding kit out, and put the caddy in.

    I also have a Carradice SuperC which I take when I have a lot to carry - it's very capacious (I have to watch out for the weight, rather than it being full up).

    Going on holiday, I have both panniers and a bar bag.
     
  9. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I once rode home balancing an axe on the rear rack.

    I was given a surprising amount of room by fellow road users.


    (That last bit was a lie)
     
  10. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Used a rucksak for ages, then got panniers. Took them off last year and went back to the rucksack. I was amazed how much of a difference it made, not having the extra weight on the back of the bike. I don't mind rucksacks, I do centuries quite happily with them. As an ex postman I have a pathological aversion to anything with a single strap, it's just a recipe for back trouble.
     
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    arch, post that piccy you put on c+ a while ago, you know the one, looks like paddy's market on wheels.
     
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    This one?;)

    sumaload.jpg
     
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    that's the fella!

    why does a single girl need so much bog roll?
     
  14. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I showed my missus, she was chuffed! Women and bog roll....
     
  15. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Btw, neither of the options I use are on the poll, and one is quite a common one!! My fixed wheel has a Carradice longflap camper saddle bag, and the recumbent a novosport lockable tailfairing.